WHAT IS THE BEST DISPOSABLE PAPER CUP?

Which GSM will be more suitable in order to improve the customer coffee drinking experience ?
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Did we ever question whether the coffee paper cup was actually the best choice for our coffee beverage while we were enjoying it on a street corner or at a coffee shop?

According to a market study, 82.5% of respondents think that a good heat insulation disposable paper cup will improve their experience when drinking coffee or other beverages, because the thickness of the paper cup affects both how it feels to hold and how long the coffee will retain its original flavor. Another benefit is that packing it up and moving it will be safer and more convenient. I think the following post will make it simple for us to grasp how to choose a decent disposable paper cup.

What is the best disposable paper cup ?

The answer to this question: single wall paper cup cups are suitable for 280GSM cardboard, double wall paper cups are 280GSM+250GSM cardboard, and corrugated wall paper cups are 280GSM+250GSM cardboard, which will be more suitable in order to improve the customer coffee drinking experience.

With my knowledge of the gram weight of paper cups, I will elaborate on the following points in this article. If you are looking for a suitable paper cup supplier or are already negotiating with existing suppliers, I recommend reading the following article:

1. What is the GSM of paper cup?

In a nutshell, GSM stands for Grams per Square Metre, which is a measurement given to a type of paper, it means the thickness of paper but not an area unit. According to the experience of the paper cup manufacturing industry, paper cup manufacturers usually declare the paper of forming paper cups by GSM (paper)+GSM(lining),e.g. 280GSM+18GSM PE means 280GSM paperboard with 18GSM polyethylene lining.

1.1 The GSM range of paper

The regular gsm of the paper range is from 150gsm to 320gsm for virgin wooden pulp paper.

1.2 The GSM range of paper cups

TypeGSM RangeLining
Single wall paper cup150 GSM- 300 GSM18 GSM PE or 30 GSM PLA
Double wall paper cup250 GSM- 300 GSM18 GSM PE or 30 GSM PLA
Ripple wall paper cup250 GSM- 300 GSM18 GSM PE or 30 GSM PLA

1.3 The GSM of bottom paper in paper cup

Generally, the bottom paper GSM is the same as the body paper GSM when forming a paper cup, but with different conditions machines will request different GSM on the bottom paper to get a lower producing waste rate, ensure the bottom is well formed to avoid leakage appear at the same time.

2. The construction of paper cup

Single wall paper cup means single walled layer shaped disposable paper cup. Based on the paper layer lining type, it has two different kinds: single-wall lining and double-wall lining, single-wall lining paper cup is mainly used for hot beverage while double-wall lining paper cup is usually for cold beverage drinking.

Double wall paper cup means double walled layers shaped disposable paper cup. The inner cup is just a single wall paper cup (we can think it by that way), the outer layer is a white cardboard paper, there will be air gap heat insolution between two layers,it makes drinker feel cold while the beverga is really hot.

Ripple wall paper cup means corrugated walled shaped disposable paper cup. The difference compare with double wall paper cup is the outer layer is kraft corrugated paper,it has better heat insolution than double wall paper cup.

3. How can we get the best suitable gsm for paper cup?

Single wall paper cup, request with heat insulation of 10 minutes to keep beverage hot, keep temprature in 60-75 degree centigrade, 280 GSM paperboard is the best option.

Double wall paper cup, request with heat insulation of 20 minutes to keep beverage hot, keep temprature in 60-75 degree centigrade, 280 GSM +250 GSM paperboard is the best option.

Ripple wall paper cup, request with heat insulation of 25 minutes to keep beverage hot, keep temprature in 60-75 degree centigrade, 280 GSM +250 GSM paperboard is the best option.

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Damon

Damon co-founded Get Bio Pak and serves as a sales manager with 11 years of experience in hospitality packaging. He helps clients succeed with effective marketing and cost-saving solutions. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with loved ones and traveling.

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